Custom Divers S40 wing takes flight
Modular new system offers total flexibility
The S40 is aimed at divers using a twinset, but can be modified in a multitude of ways for different configurations.
I was amazed at how simple the S40 is to both don and adjust
Recognising that many people like to dive in a variety of different ways, Custom Divers has designed the system to encompass as many bolt-ons as possible.
For instance, the Redhill-based company’s standard single cylinder adaptor (CDSTA) can be used with the S40 for recreational single tank dives.
At the other end of the scale, this wing and harness will fit perfectly onto most rebreather units with little tinkering involved.
The S40 is a single bladder system, offering 40Ibs of lift (hence the name.) The buoyancy cell is made of hardy 1000 Cordura fabric. There are four hose routing slots to allow hoses and gauges to be run on the inside of the wing. It also has many hose retaining tabs stitched to the envelope for stowing away hoses or accessories.
Customers can choose from either a stainless steel or aluminium back plate. The S40 system including harness weighs 4.6kgs or 3.00kgs respectively, depending on the back plate.
After trying the S40 on at DIVE 2014, I was struck by how simple it is to both don and adjust. It is built around a three-part harness, which is non-breaking (DIR users, take note) but easily resized by adjusting through the stainless steel welded 45-degree D ring on each side. A simple thumb-hook and pull tightens and loosens in seconds.
The harness has shoulder pads for comfort and all accessories are easy to move. Custom Divers offer a range of optional accessories including bands and pockets.
The S40 costs £465.00 and is on sale now.
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